Tag: warner music
WMG set for $338m acquisitions (and possibly revenue decline)
It was a busy day for Warner Music Group yesterday, with several interrelated announcements. First, there was news of the company raising $250m of new funding through a 'senior secured notes offering' to be spend to "fund...
October 20, 2020
Warner Music’s ADA expands its business to Japan
WMG's distribution division ADA is expanding again: this time to the world's second largest recorded music market. ADA is opening up in Japan just a month after launching its ADA Asia arm in Singapore, while in July the...
October 19, 2020
Soundtrack Your Brand renews WMG deal, launches on-demand tier
B2B streaming service Soundtrack Your Brand has renewed its licensing deal with Warner Music Group, a couple of months after striking an agreement with Universal Music Group. In WMG’s case, it’s a renewal of the deal...
October 13, 2020
Amazon Music HD adds ‘thousands’ of tracks from UMG and WMG
We should clarify this headline quickly: Amazon Music HD already has many more tracks from Universal Music and Warner Music. The news is that Amazon is working with the two labels to remaster thousands of tracks in 'Ultra...
October 5, 2020
WMG’s latest partnerships: Tips Music in India and SOSV in Asia
Post-IPO, there’s a flurry of dealmaking and senior appointments happening at Warner Music Group, as the company gears up for its next stage of growth. Today alone it has announced new partnerships with Indian company Tips...
October 2, 2020
WMG’s Arts Music signs YouTube kids brand Super Simple Songs
Warner Music Group's Arts Music division has been steadily growing its catalogue of kids and family music, with partners including Sesame Workshop, Mattel and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Its latest deal is with a popular YouTube...
September 21, 2020
Hip-hop site HipHopDX joins Uproxx as a WMG subsidiary
There's been a lot of hand-wringing over the difficult economics of online music media in recent years, with blogs and big websites alike struggling to survive. Maybe the best business model is being owned by a major label. At...
September 16, 2020
WMG’s ADA Worldwide follows LatAm expansion with Asia launch
Warner Music Group's distribution arm ADA Worldwide is on an expansion drive. In July, it launched ADA Latin to oversee Latin America and Latin music in the US as well as Spain and Portugal. Now it's turning its attention...
September 15, 2020
Warner Music Latina launches a mobile game for Kidd Keo
Kidd Keo is a Spanish hip-hop artist signed to Warner Music Latina, and now the label has launched an official mobile game for his new album 'Back To Rockport'. Released for iOS and Android, Back To Rockport – The Game...
September 8, 2020
Dua Lipa launches #DuaVideo fan challenge with TikTok
Dua Lipa is the latest major artist to launch a TikTok challenge, but in her case, she's looking for fans to appear in her next proper music video. The challenge is #DuaVideo and runs for a week, having been launched...
August 26, 2020
Lickd’s latest major-label licensing deal is with Warner Music
Startup Lickd has signed its second major label licensing deal in a matter of months, adding an agreement with Warner Music Group to the UMG deal that it announced in June. Lickd will now be adding “millions”...
August 18, 2020